MA Early College

Massachusetts
Early College Programs

Community of Practice

Welcome to the Massachusetts Early College Program (MAECP) Community of Best Practice

NS4ed, in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Schools and Department of Higher Education, is providing technical assistance and resources for Massachusetts Early College designees, applicants, and prospective candidates. You will find event information and registration, application process and designation criteria, early college resources specific to the Commonwealth,  and many other supportive resources for educators, parents and students.

IMPORTANT DATES AND UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Tuesday, August 9 – 2:00-3:00 p.m. – DESE Designation Office Hours – Click HERE to sign up for a 15-minute time slot.
  • Wednesday, August 10 – 11:00 a.m. – “Before You Submit Part A” The DESE Early College staff will host a summer webinar for Designation applicants. This webinar will review expectations, as well as provide examples and tips on articulating essential components of program design at this stage. Register¬†HERE.
  • Thursday, August 11 – 9:00 a.m. – Designation Office Hours – NS4ed hosts drop-in office hours every Thursday at 9:00 a.m. To join, click HERE
  • Friday, August 12 – 10:00-11:00 a.m. – DESE Designation Office Hours – Click HERE to sign up for a 15-minute time slot.
  • Tuesday, August 16 – 2:00-3:00 p.m. – DESE Designation Office Hours – Click HERE to sign up for a 15-minute time slot.

SPOTLIGHT ON...

Eight Recently Designated Early College Programs

The Commonwealth recently awarded Early College Designation to eight programs: 

  • Argosy Collegiate Charter School and Bristol Community College,
  • Cambridge Rindge & Latin School and Lesley University, 
  • Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School and North Shore Community College, 
  • New Bedford High School and Bristol Community College, 
  • Fenway High School and Wentworth Institute of Technology, 
  • Mt. Everett High School and Bard College at Simon’s Rock, 
  • Narragansett Regional High School and Mt. Wachusett Community College/Fitchburg State University, 
  • New Mission High School and Wentworth Institute of Technology. 

Congratulations to each of these eight programs! We are excited to welcome them to our Community of Practice!

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